iPhone Nature Photography Workshop
Join artist and iPhone enthusiast Tuba Öztekin Köymen for a morning workshop during the bloom of spring color. Learn the best camera settings and dozens of tips for taking great outdoor photos with your smartphone amidst the colorful beauty of our Rose Garden. After class visit and photograph more of the Botanic Garden, including the Tinsley and Japanese Gardens.
Instructor: Tuba Öztekin Köymen is an artist, educator, and designer who lives and works in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. She was born in Turkey and graduated in 1995 from the Department of Graphic Design at Bilkent University. In 1999, she was awarded an MFA in Photography and Digital imaging by the Maryland Institute College of Art. Köymen’s art calls attention to human nature by offering candid scenes of everyday life through the media of photography, mixed media, and photo based installations. Working across the gamut of photographic processes — from alternative to digital — Köymen centers on issues arising from place, culture, and social interaction.
Saturday, April 24, 2021 (10 am – noon)
Registration Deadline: April 21
Location: Rose Garden*
*This class will take place outdoors with space for 6′ between participants. Class size will be capped at 15. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available. Mask use is encouraged.
Materials: smartphone (iPhone or Android)
In the case of inclement weather, the rain date for this class is April 25 (10 am – noon).
About Botanical Arts and Crafts
Nurture your inner artist with a class in botanical drawing, painting, or photography or by attending one of our hands-on, nature-inspired craft workshops. Our classes, taught by accomplished, professional artists, will allow you to increase your skills while enhancing your understanding of the natural world.
GROW Adult Education programs are for adults 18 and older. BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden endeavor to offer a quality educational experience to each program participant, with class sizes supporting this policy. Registered participants may not bring an unregistered participant of any age to class. Onsite registrations, when a class is not sold out, are encouraged.
GROW members may register for courses at the discounted member rate; guests of members do not qualify for the member rate. Program registration fees include complimentary entry into the Botanic Garden the day of the program. Entry to BRIT is always free.
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